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Discovery Times Square

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Address: 226 West 44th St, New York City, NY 10014
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Welcome to Discovery Times Square (Discovery TS) where extraordinary...

Welcome to Discovery Times Square (Discovery TS) where extraordinary exhibits and unforgettable experiences come to life in our exciting, vibrant space for entertainment, learning and adventure.New York has always been something of a stage - a showcase for debuts and second acts. And so it is fitting that in the vast space that once housed The New York Times printing presses, Discovery Times Square now offers headlines of a different, but equally compelling sort.From the icy waters of the Titanic's final resting place to genius mind of Da Vinci and the riches of King Tut, Discovery is proud to celebrate the world with the world class exhibits of the new Discovery Times Square.Discovery TS also features two exclusive retail experiences — The Discovery Store featuring the latest in games, dvds and other products from the #1 nonfiction company in the world, Discovery Channel, and The New York Times Store with a wide range of exclusive items perfect for the newspaper enthusiast or history buff.

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Not in times Square/Rolling Stones Exhibit

First off, the Discovery Times Square is now down in the West Village. Once we found it, the Rolling Stones Exhibit was worth the trip downtown. The exhibit has instruments... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 31, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first thing I did upon my arrival & I wasn't disappointed. As a huge fan of Star Wars I had to come here. Not many people around so I was able to get some great photos & wander around freely. The gift shop was small & a little pricey but I still bought a Chewbacca bobble head.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only positive I can find from our trip here is that we didn't have to pay for our tickets as we had New York Passes. I noted as we went in how expensive the tickets usually are so I was expecting something fairly good. I was wrong. That is an hour of my life I'll never get back. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I got tickets for the Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibition last August and I thought they were a bit expensive but after seeing the exhibit I realized it was worth it. It was amazing. The place seems to be small from the outside but it's actually huge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

First off, the Discovery Times Square is now down in the West Village. Once we found it, the Rolling Stones Exhibit was worth the trip downtown. The exhibit has instruments, recording notes, costumes, short videos and some interactive activities. There were models of their stages from a number of their tours. There was a short film about the various films... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Discovery museum back in March as i was very excited to find out that a Star Wars Costume Exhibition was taking place there. I've never really been huge fan of museums and when i was a kid i used to do everything in my power to avoid them. The lobby is very small and it in fact... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

For me, a Star Wars fanatic, it was an unbelievable experience walking through the displays of Star Wars costumes.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Star Wars exhibit. As a massive fan this was a great experience but only took about 30 minutes. If it wasn't included in a multi-attraction pass it would be very expensive for what you get.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We came here to get out of the heat for a few hours and I so glad we did! We saw the Star Wars Exhibition and it was breath taking. The costumes were amazing and displayed very well. There was costumes from all of the films and they looked as though they have been well cared for through the years.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Star Wars costume exhibit was incredible, and really gave scope into the complexity and creation of the costumes from films 1-7. Definitely recommend going 10/10

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly pretty good. All the costumes on display with characters. A couple of interactive stations. Took us less than 30 minutes to go thru. Only went due to having NY pass

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